On Saturday, Sept. 17, your Local Editor Sheila Sanchez will join about 80,000 people in Coastal Cleanup Day, one of the state's largest cleanup events of the year.
From 9 a.m. to noon, Sanchez and other volunteers from Santa Clara County will pick up garbage and beautify 42 creek sites.
The event is coordinated by the Creek Connections Action Group, a consortium of public agencies and nonprofit organizations, including the Santa Clara Valley Water District, Santa Clara County Parks and Recreation and San Jose.
Sanchez has been assigned to work at Santa Clara County site 33—Campbell, Los Gatos Creek, Creekside Way, upstream to PG&E station and 300' downstream.
Sanchez will be volunteering as part of Patch's Give 5 program—the initiative encourages Patch editors across the country to volunteer five paid work days throughout the year in their communities. Patch also gives 5 percent of its advertising space, free of charge, to local charities.